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File #: 19-0096    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 3/19/2019 Final action: 3/19/2019
Title: Approval and Disbursement of Funds for Replacement of Glass Panels on the Light Gate Sculpture (Parks and Recreation Director Leyman). a) APPROVE b) DISBURSE FUNDS
Attachments: 1. Lightgate Glass Quote, 2. Dichroic Glass Brochure, 3. Dichroic Glass Sample Images
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Mark Leyman, Parks and Recreation Director
Martin Betz, Cultural Arts Manager

SUBJECT:Title
Approval and Disbursement of Funds for Replacement of Glass Panels on the Light Gate Sculpture (Parks and Recreation Director Leyman).
a) APPROVE
b) DISBURSE FUNDS
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council approve and disburse funds from the Public Arts Trust Fund to replace glass panels on the Light Gate Sculpture.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
The cost to replace the Goldray Glass panels on the Light Gate Sculpture totals $17,620. Funds will be expended from the unallocated balance of the Public Arts Trust Fund. Currently, the fund has $737,533 in allocated funds and $1,270,994 in unallocated funds.

BACKGROUND:
In July 2012, the City of Manhattan Beach presented an opportunity to professional artists or artist teams to submit their qualifications to the Art in Public Places Committee (APPC) to create a unique and iconic artwork in celebration of the City's Centennial year. Harries and H?der Collective were chosen as the artists to create their submission, Light Gate. The artist's commission for the project was $130,000, using the City's Public Art Trust Fund.

Light Gate was dedicated on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, and is located at the top of 14th Street, between City Hall and the new library, along Highland Avenue. The artwork is made of glass, laminated with prismatic lighting film that creates rich and varied light effects with the sun. Light Gate focuses the view through an opening down 14th Street to the Ocean. Each January 27th and November 14th, the sunset aligns within the keyhole.

DISCUSSION:
The glass panels that are an integral part of the Light Gate sculpture are made of fused glass imbedded with a film that is designed to create a prism-like refraction when hit...

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